A bold intervention

a daring metamorphosis of a classic Dutch house.

about the project

Sometimes a weakness can be turned into a strength. In the case of this project, a rotten foundation combined with a caving back facade formed an opportunity for a truly bold intervention. Quickly, the clients were presented with a choice: a “sound architectural plan” or “a house that’s unlike one you’ll find anywhere else”. Did they go for the familiar path or did they join us for an adventure?

Sometimes a weakness can be turned into a strength. In the case of this project, a rotten foundation combined with a caving back facade formed an opportunity for a truly bold intervention. Quickly, the clients were presented with a choice: a “sound architectural plan” or “a house that’s unlike one you’ll find anywhere else”. Did they go for the familiar path or did they join us for an adventure?

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ground floor

bold but unique

bold but unique

"Early on we weren’t sure if it would all work out. The new design that Brightside suggested was quite extreme… Frankly, I was enthusiastic about it from the very first presentation – I have a soft spot for architecture and design. But my husband, who works in the financial sector, had to warm up to the idea. In the end we were both right: the remodel turned out to be a bit more expensive and took a bit longer than we’d originally hoped, but we haven’t regretted it for one second. I don’t think we could ever live somewhere else."

Joyce Wierda - client

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Maarten Polkamp

Maarten Polkamp

architect/partner

maarten@brightside.nu
+31 (0)10 8865093
Sander van Schaik

Sander van Schaik

architect/partner

sander@brightside.nu
+31 (0)10 8865092

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